1 centimeter is equal to 10 millimeter. We can easily understand this by looking at the prefixes used in the two units, centimeter and millimeter. The prefix centi simply means one part in one hundred, i.e., 1/100, while the prefix milli refers to one part in one thousand, i.e., 1/1000. Thus we can immediately observe that the ratio between centi and milli is the factor 10. To convert millimeter to centimeter, we can simply take the length number in millimeter and divide it by 10, which would result in the length expressed in the unit centimeter. In our case this will become,

6 millimeters = 6 / 10 centimeters = 0.6 centimeters.

As seen conversion between millimeter and centimeter is only a matter of multiplying or dividing by 10.

1cm contains 10mm

so converting 6mm to cm, one has to divide 6mm by 10.

I.e 6/10=0.6cm

NB:always remember to include the units your converting to

The formula for converting mm into cm is to tkae the number of mm you have and move the decimal point one place to the left so

6mm = .6cm

To convert millimetters to centimeters you mov the deimal point one place to the left so

6mm - .6cm

To convert mm to cm, you divide by 10 or move the decimal place one place to the left so 6mm = .6cm.

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